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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4652
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best chicken and slaw ever!!

I grew up on Zesto's food my whole life and still frequent this awesome establishment as much as possible!! They have the best pineapple shake around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Launa S
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I grew up on Zesto's food my whole life and still frequent this awesome establishment as much as possible!! They have the best pineapple shake around.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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60 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Best fried chicken ever plucked from the deep fryer! Really, their fried chicken is second to none-anywhere. Don't care for their slaw, just personal tastes. Love this place, go as often as I can. My wife has had their Zesto burger and really loves it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You Gotta Have a Vanilla Cone Dipped in Chocolate and Rolled in Nuts, It's the Best. Hamburgers, Chili Dogs, Chicken, all good stuff but your meal just isn't complete unless you finish it off with a Vanilla Cone Dipped in Chocolate and Rolled in Nuts. When I was little and lived here growing up we would just walk up to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Every time I'm near Columbia I stop at Zesto. Been going here for the chicken and hand dipped and rolled cones for over 20 years. Never a bad experience here.You cannot go wrong. It's not the fanciest place to eat, they tend to focus more on the food than the decor. Definitely stop by if you are near here. You... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has been around for as long as I can remember. Probably the best chicken in town. Food is almost great and they are always consistant. Someone has done a great job of training their employees.They make sure the service is top notch. This place is also known for its Ice Cream which you can have dipped in Chocolate.... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whether you are getting a quick Ice Cream Cone dipped in Chocolate or a Family meal of Chicken and fixins, you cannot go wrong at ZESTO's. Either a single or a family meal chicken fries slaw and a role will fill you up and keep you coming back for more! If Chicken is not your thing you have a number... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Zesto's is THE place to eat in Columbia, SC. There are more fancy places but everyone and his brother from the Columbia area has ate at Zesto's. The fried chicken and ice cream (soft served) are the big draws but everything is good. The only time this place is empty is when they are closed! Friendly staff, good food, reasonable... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ordered chicken for 30 people 30 minutes ahead. Chicken was ready, tasted great and service was excellent!!

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Coppell, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's slightly strange: First order and pay, go sit down even on the other side of the restaurant out of view, and then somehow the lady server found us and delivered the lunch in pretty good time. The hamburger is very good, although really it's just a standard hamburger, nothing truly special like a secret sauce or something. So, our... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is by far the best chicken around. Everything else is great also, from the hamburgers to the ice cream. I've been eating here for years.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 794-4652
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?